TikTok makeup artist Mikayla Nogueira is known for her impeccable makeup skills, confidence, and snatching fashion sense. And just like every other social media star, she gets accused of editing her body.
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Who is Mikayla Nogueira
|Full Name||Mikayla Jane Nogueira|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Date of Birth||13 June 1998|
|Age||24 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Massachusetts, United States|
|Currently Live In||Massachusetts|
|Profession||Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert, YouTuber, TikToker, Instagrammer and Social Media Personality|
|Hometown||East Freetown, Massachusetts|
|School/High School||Bowman Elementary School, Massachusetts|
|College/University||Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island|
Mikayla Nogueira is a name that has taken the social media platform, TikTok, by storm. With her signature Boston accent, transformative makeup artistry, and unapologetic authenticity, she has managed to gather a strong following of over 14 million fans on the platform. However, her journey to stardom has not been without its fair share of controversies.
Early Life and Introduction to Makeup
Raised in East Freetown, Massachusetts, Mikayla Nogueira comes from a Portuguese-American family. Her mother, a school counselor and artist, played a significant role in cultivating Mikayla’s love for makeup. As a young girl, Mikayla’s first encounter with makeup was through Avon Products purchased from a friend of her mother. This initial exposure sparked an interest that gradually evolved into a passion for makeup artistry.
She attended Apponequet Regional High School and later enrolled at Bryant University, graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. During her time in high school and college, Mikayla’s love for makeup flourished. Not only did she hone her makeup skills, but she also developed an understanding of the beauty industry through business competitions and internships.
The TikTok Journey Begins
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, like many others, Mikayla found herself with an abundance of free time. This led her to explore the video-sharing platform, TikTok, initially to help her mother use it for educational purposes. However, she soon began to use it as a platform to showcase her makeup skills.
Mikayla’s first major breakthrough came when she posted a video of the viral “Catfish Challenge”, a before-and-after challenge that juxtaposes a user’s profile photo with their makeup-free look. The video amassed thousands of views within a few hours of its release, marking the beginning of Mikayla’s rise to fame.
The Ascent to Stardom
In a short span of eight months, Mikayla’s TikTok account grew exponentially, accumulating 2.8 million followers. Today, she boasts over 14 million followers. Her content typically includes makeup tutorials, product reviews, beauty routines, and promotions.
Mikayla’s success on TikTok has attracted the attention of major publications, including Allure and The Boston Globe, which have featured articles on her rise to fame. In December 2020, she won the American Influencer Award for Emerging Makeup Artist of the Year.
To be fair, we’re struggling to find which one are they referring to. There’s no uncanny valley warning, no distorted walls, she looks absolutely fabulous on her own. No filter is needed.
She goes and went out of her way to prove them wrong whilst making a fun “how to be fat for dummies” tutorial video.
She prefaced it with full view of her body in underwear and bra. Mikayla is a 200-pound of confidence, standing tall at 4’11”.
She showed the parts that most people would’ve ran away from, parts that people tend to feel uncomfortable about. When others would hide them, Mikayla lays it all down bare to prove she loves who she is.
She shared in the viral video, “This is me like, you know, having my stomach relaxed and I’ve always had bigger arms and I definitely have a curvature at the hips.”
“Yeah, so this is my body, which I am totally happy with. I’m actually in love with my body, which I never used to be able to say.”
She turned around and showed what she looks like from all angles.
She added, “So, just for reference, usually I’m a size 14/16 — large. And, in Abercrombie, I’m a 32,” she continues. “So, in the video in question, I don’t look anything like this obviously. But that is because I am wearing two pairs of Spanx. So, let me show you…”
Goofy. Love it.
She took out her secret (that isn’t that much of a secret for most people): Spanx.
Mikayla wears an L-size Spanx pair of thongs. She explained, “I do get the thong because I have to wear a thong — I just can’t. So, start with this. It’s a pain to put on.”
“This will immediately get that stomach suctioned in. See the immediate shape that gave? See? We’re already halfway there…”
That flattens the stomach and creates a curve on her.
She then pointed to the area under her hips, “And you know what, I’ve always loved this, but I feel, I think, there are people who don’t like having this. I love having this. I think it’s sexy. It’s just my opinion.”
And next is the final step to her form as she took out another pair of shapewear: the Maidenform from Target.
It gives a fuller coverage, keeps her shape from juggling and makes every bodycon dress fit nicely. She hilariously continued commenting, “This is gonna f****n’ — holy s*** — cinch dude.”
“Yes, it is gonna snatch the front… like the front is f****n’ SNATCHED!”
And coming up next is the fight with bodycon dress like anyone of any shape knows.
And voila: she’s finished. She added, “If I move my hands like this, I bet you the floor is pixelated because the camera can’t f****n’ catch what I’m doing because I film on a f****n’ iPhone in the TikTok app!”
But the best part is probably the smile that doesn’t change from before and after she wore those shapewears and looking good because she knows she don’t need no filters!
Power to feel good because you owe your beauty and happiness to no one.
It now has over 11.2 million views and what can we say, she deserves the love.
@mikaylanogueira HOW TO BE FABULOUSLY FAT#fatandfabulous #fatqueen #spanxrock #iconic #slay ♬ original sound – Mikayla Nogueira
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